STANDING FIRM: FOOTBALL'S WINDRUSH STORY
Modern Britain is fundamentally built on immigration from every corner of the world and Caribbean migrants had a transformative impact on our arts, culture and football. This essential documentary catalogues everything black footballers have done for the beautiful game - and the disgraceful abuse they have suffered in return
The 500 Jamaicans who arrived paved the way for nearly half a million people to embark on the voyage between 1948 and 1970. The immigrants, referred to as the Windrush generation, contributed an enormous amount to British society, but in few places has this been more visible than on the football pitch.
Presented and narrated by BAFTA award-winning Benjamin Zephaniah, Standing Firm: Football's Windrush Story explores the impact they, their descendants and continued Caribbean migration to the UK, has had on English football and the national team.
Director Theo Lee Ray
Exec Producer Sally Brown
BT Sport 80 mins 2021
Nominated for SJA British Sports Journalism Awards 2021 Television / Digital Documentary
The Guardian ***** review
"Standing Firm: Football’s Windrush Story (BT Sport 3) is a 90-minute history lesson as damning and necessary as David Olusoga’s book Black and British..."